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20
comment How many spins does it take to complete a game of Hi Ho! Cherry-O?
Can you clarify your request for expected # of cherries? I don't think it's quite defined enough to give a mathematically precise answer. As you note, the expected value is heavily dependent on the number of cherries pre-spin. Averaging together these expected values wouldn't be useful, IMHO. A table of expected cherries as a function of cherries could be tabulated, but that would be heavily influenced (in a non-helpful way) by the possibility of losing all. I think much more useful would be the average change if you don't lose them all, as a function of # of cherries pre-spin.
Jun
20
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Jun
20
comment How many spins does it take to complete a game of Hi Ho! Cherry-O?
Sorry, have to downvote just because the things not modeled (i.e. impact of lose all cherries and not being able to have negative cherries) make this result mathematically incorrect.
Jun
20
revised How many spins does it take to complete a game of Hi Ho! Cherry-O?
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20
comment How many spins does it take to complete a game of Hi Ho! Cherry-O?
FYI, this is a question about probability, not statistics. I've re-tagged.
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